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Seminar on Air Quality in Inland Southern California, UC Riverside, April 26

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development Randall Lewis Seminar Series Vol. 1, No. 1 http://cssd.ucr.eduFriday, March 25, 2005 UPCOMING
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      Edward J. Blakely

      Center for Sustainable

      Suburban Development



      Randall Lewis Seminar Series

       Vol. 1, No. 1 http://cssd.ucr.eduFriday, March 25, 2005 


      April 26Air Quality in Inland Southern California

      Speaker -- Dr. James Lents

      Director, Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development and former Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District

      Commentator � Dr. Barry Wallerstein

      Executive Director, South Coast Air Quality Management District

      Location � UC, Riverside campus


      May 19The Paris Opera and the role of cultural

                        institutions in city development

      Speaker � Dr. Christopher Mead

      Dean, College of Fine Arts,  University of New Mexico

      Panelists � Dr. Toby Miller

      Director, UCR�s program in Film and Visual Culture

                      -- Ellen Estelai

      Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council

      Location � UC, Riverside campus, Bourns A125


      June 16Inclusionary Zoning: Can It Meet Its


      Inclusionary Zoning, or mandating that a percentage of every residential development be affordable to lower income families, is being considered by a number of city councils around the region. But, there�s a lively debate about whether it will really accomplish the goal of more affordable housing.

      Location -- TBA


      The Randall Lewis Seminar Series will be held the Third Thursday of every month except July, August and December. See http://ora.ucr.edu/cssd/Events.htm for updated information.
      Randall Lewis

      Seminar Series

      Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies. Randall has been Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders, and President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, He was named the Builder of the Year by the Baldy View Chapter of the B.I.A., and was the recipient of the Sales and Marketing Council's MAME Awards Marketing Person of the Year. He is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. Randall serves on several executive boards including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Randall received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

      Seminar Series to Begin


      Inland Southern California Air Quality First Topic


                 The Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development is pleased to announce the Randall Lewis Seminar Series, a monthly program of lectures and community discussions on the emerging issues of Inland Southern California.

                  The first seminar, at UC, Riverside on April 26, will be on Air Quality in Inland Southern California. Dr. James Lents, Director of the Blakely Center and former head of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, will discuss the current state of air quality, the pace of improvement, the imminent arrival of stricter federal standards and the regional impact of the new standards. Dr. Barry Wallerstein, current Executive Director of the Air Quality Management District, will comment on Dr. Lents� presentation. The floor will then be open to questions and comments from members of the audience. A reception with wine, refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with the speaker will follow. The entire program will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

                  The 2005 seminar series has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Randall Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies.

                  The May 19 program will feature Dr. Christopher Mead, a UCR graduate who is now Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Mead will be speaking on the Paris Opera House and its effect on the development of its neighborhood. The panel will then broaden the discussion to the role of cultural institutions in suburbs. On June 16, the seminar will focus on inclusionary zoning, the hotly debated practice by cities of requiring developers to set aside a certain portion of their housing units for low-income families.

                  Future programs will follow a similar format, with time for questions and discussion. Possible topics when the series resumes in September, include infrastructure financing, school quality, managing the human-wildlands interface, communities designed for health, the Hispanic impact, issues of water availability and quality, the relationship between density and affordability and television for the Inland region. The seminars will be hosted in venues around Inland Southern California.

                  A lively audience of elected officials, business people, city and county staff, environmentalists, members of community groups and those who simply want to explore topics which will affect the future of their communities is anticipated. The seminars will be free of charge.

                  If you plan to attend, please rsvp to shayna.conaway@... or (951) 827-7830 to ensure adequate space and refreshments.

                  Please forward this announcement to any friends or colleagues you think might be interested.



      For further information regarding this, or any event sponsored by the Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, please contact:
      Andy McCue, Managing Director
      University of California, Riverside � B101 Highlander Hall � Riverside, CA 92521, USA
      E-mail: andy.mccue@... � Telephone: (951) 827-7830 � Visit our website at http://cssd.ucr.edu.

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